At the Korea Society

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New Currents in Korean American Literature: The Origin and the Distance

Book Café with

Ed Park
Author of Personal Days

Janice Y.K. Lee
Author of The Piano Teacher

Sung J. Woo
Author of Everything Asian

Wednesday, July 1, 2009
6:00 PM-6:30 PM ♦ Registration and Reception
6:30 PM-8:00 PM ♦ Discussion and Q&A

The Korea Society
950 Third Avenue @ 57th Street, 8th Floor
(Building entrance on SW corner of
Third Avenue and 57th Street)

A growing number of Korean American authors have found both critical and commercial success in the past decade. Does this “literary wave” mean that Americans of Korean origin have successfully moved from the margins to the mainstream of American literature, writing simply as a “writers” and not as “ethnic writers?” Join us for a literary conversation with novelists Ed Park, Janice Y.K. Lee, and Sung J. Woo, as they discuss issues of acculturation, isolation, cultural alienation, race and class, in relation to their own works.

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